INDEX
A Casa e a Rua, 49–50
Acomodados trait, 190–91, 192, 193
Activism: consumer, 67–69, 136; his-
tory of dictatorships and lack of,
162–63; youth impeachment
movement, 2, 12, 25, 104, 132–33,
155–66
Advertising, 89, 90, 92; international
shopping practices in, 115–16
African background, Brazilians of,
176
Alphaville, 21
Anos Dourados (tv miniseries), 100
Anos Rebeldes (tv miniseries), 132,
158
Anti-inflationary policies, 65–66
Anxieties of class, 41
Appadurai, Arjun, 11, 98–99,
102, 120
Appliances, domestic workers and,
121
‘‘Arrested development,’’ examples
of, 29–37
Avenida Paulista, 30, 31, 172
Bahianos, 175
Bank-account confiscation/freeze,
12, 135, 140–45, 214 n.14; Collor’s
and PC’s escape from, 158; legal
suits against, 148, 160–61; Veja’s
coverage of, 147–48
Bank-deposit certificates, 214 n.14
Banking against devaluation, 61–63
Bankruptcies, 141, 151, 204
Banks: interest rates, 59; sources of
profits for, 62, 63, 215 n.16
Baudrillard, Jean, 39
Bico de emprego, 78
Bills, payment of, 62, 71
Biscate (odd job), 78, 86–87
Black market, 22, 68, 136, 186, 214
n.12
Black Picket Fences, 5
Bourdieu, Pierre, 49, 73
Brazil, regional variation in, 7–8. See
also Regional identity
Brazilian character: and culture of
inflation, 190–93
Brazilian miracle. See Economic
miracle
Burke, Timothy, 122
Butantã, 20
Buying over time, 58–59
Caldeira, Teresa, 14–15
Campbell, Colin, 95, 119–20
Cancun, travel to, 124–25
Candelária, children murdered in,
168, 181
Capital: cultural, 23, 33, 101, 103;
human, 211 n.13
Caras pintadas, 157–58
Cardoso, Fernando Henrique, 26,
117, 194, 195, 205; Plano Real and
election of, 198, 200; as representa-
tive of and for the middle class, 200
Cardoso de Mello, Zélia, 146, 147,
152, 153, 155
Car imports, protest against, 117
Car ownership, 32, 33; class defined
by, 22, 38; consortium system and,
59–60; cultura versus, 45–47;
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